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DOLCISSIMO by Maxine Clark

Italians have the world's sweetest tooth. No excuse is needed to partake of dolci (sweet things), be they ice cream, a cake, or a confection packed with fruit and nuts. Italy is blessed with a geography and climate that will grow virtually anything. In the north, they love creamy desserts. In central Italy, fruits abound to be made into open tarts and jams. In the south, they could not live a day without a gelato or granita. In Dolcissimo, Maxine Clark brings you easy-to-follow recipes for all the best Italian sweet dishes. Try Fruit Desserts, such as Peaches and Raspberries in Sparkling Wine, and Warm Zabaglione with Pears Poached in Marsala. Or Frozen and Chilled Desserts such as the legendary Monte Bianco, made with chestnuts and cream, Cassata Siciliana, Gelati, and Panna Cotta. Tarts include a crostata with pumpkin marmalade, a torta with fruits of the forest, and a walnut tart. Cookies include Savolardi (Italian ladyfingers for dipping in zabaglione) and Baci di Dama (little chocolate and almond cookies with chocolate cream). Cakes include Torta Caprese (chocolate cake), and Torta di Mele (apple sponge cake). There are also delicious Candies such as Miniature Sicilian Cannoli, and Torrone (a kind of nougat). Dolcissimo is a treat for the tastebuds -- a delicious distillation of the multitude of dolci to be found in Italy!

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ISBN-13: 9781841725826
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
Publication date: 03/28/2004
Pages: 68
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.50(d)

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